11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some cultural insight at Malecón of Havana and Plaza de la Catedral. Attractions like El Morro and Castillo de la Real Fuerza make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip maker website .

Newark, USA to Havana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get much warmer in Havana: highs are around 82°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

1
night
Varadero

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 26th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Varadero online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Varadero sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral

2
nights
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, then stroll through Sirena Beach, and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in December, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

1
night
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then stroll through Ancon Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

2
nights
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
On the 30th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado, get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center, and then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Pilar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Rocarena Climbing Center ©
Rocarena Climbing Center

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